Makeup has never really been my area of expertise unfortunately. Although through the years I'd like to think my skills have improved somewhat, and that I also am getting more of a hang of what colours/styles look right on me. It's all a bit of a game and experiment; testing various looks to find a good style match.
Now with that being said, I have been requested to do a feature on makeup..and to be honest, I am a little nervous because I believe it is my first. So well, I figured, might as well go big! 1960s smokey dark eye makeup is a pretty "jump in all the way" kind of thing. My reader's inspiration was the super talented singer, Adele.
One thing is clear, however; you are going to need a good eye liner and basic shadows to begin with.Looks like I've got a lot more research and practice ahead of me. Ever since acquiring the Zooey Deschanel fringe-do, I've been meaning to find (and perfect) a few makeup looks that scream 60s.
60s makeup was all about mascara; the bigger, longer, bolder, the better. Bottom lashes are almost always a major focus of attention. Whether they are naked underneath crawling down the cheeks like spiders, or in combination with a bold dark eyeliner, they are not for a second forgotten.
Since I lack the proper words in accurately expanding on the "how-tos" beyond the general steps above, I'm going to rely on the YouTube makeup gurus who can spell it all out a little better.
|Midnight Cream Eyeliner|
|Sigma E-65 Eyeliner Brush|
|Twilight & Sapphire duo|
When it comes to application like this, I prefer a cream eyeliner, especially for a beginner-intermediate like me. I find it a little more forgiving than straight liquid liner, but at the same time more of a creative challenge than a straight pencil gives. A good brush is key as well, I prefer angled eyeliner ones like this Sigma brush. Oohh and my go-to quick smokey eye duo is this Stila kit.
PixiWoo's take on modern 60s
A Brigitte Bardot inspired 60s kitten look by Ask Me Makeup
Another modern day 60s doll, Zooey Deschanel and how to get her look by Jenny Bowker Makeup
Hope you all found some kind of inspiration in this post, and please, if you have any tips/suggestions/hints to share, I'd be more than happy to hear them. Thanks :)